Alain Prochiantz


Born on December 17th, 1948, in Paris, France, Alain Prochiantz is a researcher and a professor of neurobiology at the Collège de France, where he also served as a director from 2015 to 2019. A former student of the École normale supérieure, and after obtaining a science thesis in 1976 in the field of genetic translation, he turned towards neurobiology by working with Jacques Glowinski and became a research fellow, and then research director, at the CNRS. He was appointed head of the Biology Department at the École normale supérieure, having maintained the role until 2006, when he became the holder of the “Morphogenetic Processes” chair at the Collège de France. He has also been a member of the French Academy of Sciences since November 2003 and chairman of the Research Committee of the Foundation for Medical Research (FRM). In 2011, he received the Grand Prix de l’Inserm for all his work.

Alain Prochiantz is also the author of numerous scientific articles and books on the brain and participates in scientific theatre productions with his friend Jean-François Peyret.

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